God's Sword of Truth - The Word
Agents of Deception
SATAN....2 COR. 11:14...."And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." GAL. 1:8...."But though we, or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."
SIN....ROMANS 7:11...."For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me."
SELF...1 COR. 3:18...."Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise." JAMES 1:22...."But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
OTHERS...2 THES. 2:3...."Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition."
FALSE PROPHETS....MATT. 24:11...."And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."
WICKED: FULL OF DECEIT....ROMANS 1:28...."And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient." There is an increase in the deceit of the wicked. 2 TIM. 3:13...."But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
LIARS, LIES, LYING (All manifestation of untruth!)
DEFINED AS: ORIGINATING WITH THE DEVIL....JOHN 8:44...."Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it.
MANIFESTED IN ANTI-CHRIST....2 THES. 2:8...."Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders."
DENIAL OF CHRIST'S INCARNATION....1 JOHN 2:22...."Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Anti-Christ, that denies the Father and the Son."
THOSE WHO DO NOT KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS....1 JOHN 2:4...."He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
THOSE WHO HATE ONE'S BROTHER....1 JOHN 4:20...."If a man say, I love God and hateth his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
ALL THAT IS OPPOSITE OF THE TRUTH....1 JOHN 2:21,27...."I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth." "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."
THOSE ADDICTED TO LYING ARE:.... the Proud (Jewish History - PS. 40:4), and the Wicked (Jewish History - PS. 58:3)
ATTITUDE OF THE WICKED TOWARD LYING:...are always liars (TITUS 1:12)...."One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies." Change God's truth into lies...ROMANS 1:25...."Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever." ... Believe lies...2 THES. 2:11...."And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie."
ATTITUDE OF THE RIGHTEOUS TOWARD LYING....EPHES. 4:25...."Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor; for we are members one of another."
PUNISHMENT OF THE LIAR....shall end in the Lake of Fire...REV. 21:8...."But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death."....21:27 -"And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb's Book of Life."
ABOMINATIONS:....Things utterly repulsive....Self-righteousness....LUKE 16:15...."And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God."
ALONG WITH SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS GOES SELFISHNESS OR LOVING ONE'S SELF FIRST.
SELFISHNESS IS EXEMPLIFIED IN SELF-LOVE....2 TIM.3:2 ...."For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy (3) Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despises of those that are god, (4) Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (5) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof....."
THERE CAN BE AN AVOIDANCE OF SELFISHNESS BY:
SEEKING THE GOOD OF OTHERS....1 COR. 10:24...."Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth."
PUTTING CHRIST FIRST...PHIL. 1:21,22...."For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor, yet what I shall choose I wot not."
MANIFESTING LOVE....1 COR. 13:5...."Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil."
BEARING ANOTHER'S BURDEN....GAL. 6:2...."Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."
HELPING A BROTHER IN NEED....1 JOHN 3:17...."Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him."
PLEASE OUR NEIGHBOR....ROMANS 15:1...."We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (2) Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification. (3) For even Christ pleased not himself."
LIVING DAILY FOR CHRIST....2 COR. 5:15...."....He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again."
Also see related articles titled, Satan, who is he?, Satan's demons, and Hell, a place of torment.
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.